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* Nursing Jobs / Lecturer II (Nursing) Vacancies at the Lagos State University College of Medicin by katty: June 22, 2018, 12:14:25 PM
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established in 1999 to train medical and allied professionals. The College started with training of medical students leading to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) Degree and expanded to other programmes such as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Science (BN.Sc), Bachelor of Science, Physiology (B.Sc. Physiology)and postgraduate programmes in Physiology, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry and Public Health.
 
Consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic position below:
 
Position: Lecturer II   - CONUASS 03
 
Location: Lagos
Faculty: Clinical Sciences
Department: Nursing
 
Requirements
•  Candidates must possess MBBS and Master Degree/Ph.D in relevant field with evidence of considerable teaching and research/potential experience.
• Scholarly Publications in reputable journals will enhance the prospects of the Candidates..
 
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2018.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit thirty (30) copies of their detailed Applications which should include photocopies of Credentials (O' Level Result Inclusive) and signed Curriculum Vitae to be presented in the following order:
• Name in Full with Surname first (Boldly Written)
• Place and Date of Birth
• State of Origin
• Permanent Address
• Current Postal Address
• Nationality
• Marital Status
• Number and Ages of Children
• Academic/Professional QUALIFICATION (with Dates and Institutions)
• Statement of Experience including full details of former and present position
• Current Research
• List of Publications
• Other activities outside current employment
• Name, Address and Telephone Numbers of Three (3) Referees
• Telephone and E-mail Address (SELF)
• Proposed date of availability for duty if appointed.
 
Candidates should please include Three (3) self-addressed envelopes with Fifty Naira Only (N50:00) stamp on each. All Applications with Credentials should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Lagos State University,
Badagry Expressway, Ojo,
P. M. B. 0001,
Lagos State University,
Post Office, Ojo.
And
Submitted with supporting documents to:
The College Secretary,
Lagos State University College of Medicine,
P.M.B. 21266,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
* News / Lekki Doctor Goes Wild, Slaps And Flogs Nurse, Orders Her To Kneel Down by katty: June 22, 2018, 10:08:30 AM
-Doctor has gone into hiding to evade arrest

A doctor in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Dr Emmanuel Okolo, has been accused of brutalising a nurse, Dorcas Adeyera.

The incident happened at the Awoyaya Hospital and Maternity Centre, Ibeju Lekki.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Okolo and Adeyera’s misunderstanding stemmed from the treatment of a patient rushed into the medical facility in the early hours of Monday.



Okolo was alleged to have frowned on the admission of the accident victim without his consent, blaming Adeyera for the action.

The medical doctor allegedly summoned the 23-year-old into his office and ordered her to kneel down.

When the victim refused, 35-year-old Okolo was alleged to have dealt her several slaps and also flogged her with a belt.

Adeyera, in her report to the medical director of the hospital, said she was humiliated by Okolo.

The report read in part, “Around 2am, there was an emergency outside the hospital. I stepped out to have a clear look at the patient, who was said to have been involved in an accident and already fractured a bone in his left leg.

“The patient was conscious and alert; no obvious respiratory distress, but seemed to be in severe pain. I went back inside the hospital to notify the doctor on call, Dr Okolo Emmanuel, and immediately went back to move the patient inside the hospital.

“On getting there, I noticed that my colleague, who is a registered nurse and midwife, had already offered the patient a stretcher and the man’s relatives were trying to get the patient on it. Then, I noticed that the patient and his relatives were Hausas, and the people that brought him in a car were just helpers. Immediately they dropped the patient on the stretcher, they zoomed off.

“Back inside the hospital, Dr Okolo, who had been to the emergency room, saw the patient being carried towards him. He suddenly got angry and asked why the nurse didn’t allow him to see the patient first before bringing him into the hospital. He pointed at me, blaming me for it and said I should get out of his sight, which I did immediately; only for him to get angrier and ordered the patient to be taken out of the hospital as he was not ready to attend to him.”

The Ife, Osun State indigene, said the doctor instructed her to ensure the order was carried out.

Adeyera said she left for the pharmacy after asking the patient to leave the premises.

“I left for the pharmacy with the hope that the patient’s relatives will source a means of leaving, only for the doctor to come in a few minutes later and dragged me into his office.

“I was shocked and tried to remove my hands from his hold; but he was too fierce.

“In his office, he told me to get down on my knees (kneel down) to which I declined as it was against the ethics of my profession to do that in uniform. He gave me the first hard slap and repeated his order; I refused and called my colleague for help.

“I tried to get out of his office, but he dragged me back and reached for his belt and started flogging me until the security men and my colleague came and tried to hold him. He said I was rude and he was not my age-mate.

“I tried explaining to the security men what had happened, but he did not allow me to speak out. He reached for the sphygmomanometer and was about using it to hit my head when the security men took it from his hand and another round of slaps on my cheeks followed. This time around, I fell on the floor and he started punching me,” she added.

The nurse, who spoke to PUNCH Metro on Thursday, said she reported the case to the police at the Elemoro division, adding that she was treated at the Epe General Hospital.

She said Okolo had yet to report at the hospital since she reported to the police.

Our correspondent gathered that the police dropped an invitation letter for the doctor at the hospital.

Okolo, when contacted on the telephone, declined comment.

“I cannot speak right now; I am with my lawyers,” he said.

He ignored subsequent calls to the telephone line and did not respond to a text message from our correspondent.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, said the police were looking for the suspect.

He said, “The case was reported and we are investigating. Efforts are on to arrest and interrogate the doctor.”

The Assistant Director, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Iboma Godswill, said the agency would look into the case.
Source: Punch Newspaper
* MCPDP / Refresher Program for Post Basic ENT Nurses by katty: June 22, 2018, 09:54:15 AM
The School of Post Basic Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Nursing Programme, National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna is Organising it's 2018 Refresher Course for ENT Nurses who are not yet registered with the N&MCN five years after their graduation from the School/Training.

The training will qualify them to register with the Council and obtain license to practice as professional registered ENT Nurses.

The Commencement date for the training is Monday 6th August, 2018. For those who did their training in LUTH, Lagos from 2004 and above.

While, for those who did their training in National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna will join the training from Monday 20th August, 2018.

Both sets will finish the training together on Friday, 14th September, 2018.

Kindly indicate your interest through the following e-mail address (spbentkaduna@gmail.com) to enable the school send you an invitation letter/training details such as; Form/Registration fees and other information for your preparation.

Thank you.

M. A. Sakwa
School Coordinator
* News / Ghanaian Nurse delivers pregnant woman in canoe; praised for saving newborn by katty: June 21, 2018, 06:53:03 PM
A nurse featured on “Women in Battle,” a Joy News documentary highlighting pregnancy in Ghana, is being applauded along with her team for their efforts in saving a newborn’s life.

At 3:00AM, Paulina Dorgbadzi rushed to the aid of a woman in labor inside a canoe by a lake in Kpassa, a small town in the Volta Region, her supervisor Dr. Laud Boateng told Myjoyonline.



“There were no lights. We had to pass through a bush to get to her,” Dorgbadzi said.

She explained that upon arrival, she noticed the head of the baby was already partially exposed. She says initially, her intention was to transport the woman to Kabonwule Hospital where she works. But time was ticking. She had to act fast.

She proceeded to deliver the baby in the canoe in the dark. The entire process took three minutes, she says.
“Paulina and her colleagues Isaiah and Richard continue to demonstrate a high level of service,” said Boateng, who is also Nkwanta Municipal's health director. “We believe staff working in hard-to-reach areas [should] receive additional incentives from the nation.”

Dorgbadzi says saving lives makes her “feel good,” adding that she was glad to help.

The mother and baby are doing fine and are expected to make a full recovery, Dorgbadzi said.
Source: Myjoyonline
* News / Half of Japan’s visiting nurses suffer some form of harassment: survey by katty: June 21, 2018, 06:40:07 PM
Around half of respondents in a survey of visiting nurses said they have suffered some form of harassment when going to patients’ homes, an industry survey showed Thursday.

The number of nurses visiting patients outside of medical institutions has been on the rise amid the growing number of elderly people who prefer to receive nursing services at home. But the nurses often have to go to the patients’ homes alone.
Asked whether they had experienced forms of physical, mental or sexual harassment, half of the respondents for each category said yes, according to the survey by the National Association for Visiting Nurse Service.

The association sent questionnaires to 11,160 nurses and 5,580 administrators in February and March in its first large-scale nationwide survey. About 30 percent of nurses and nearly 40 percent of the administrators responded.

According to the survey, 53 percent of respondents said they were verbally harassed, while 45 percent said they have been subjected to violence and 48 percent cited sexual harassment.

For every type of harassment, about 30 percent replied that they had suffered abuse within the past year.

Among the forms of harassment, many respondents said they were yelled at, told that they were incompetent, or were threatened.

Of those who cited sexual harassment, some of them said they were touched or shown adult videos.

The study also said that 97 percent of responding nurses reported the problems to their superiors.

Among measures to protect the nurses, around 70 percent of the administrators who responded said they have sent nurses in pairs or more in cases where they are at a high risk of being subjected to violence.

Some administrators have canceled their contracts after finding out that their employees had been harassed, while others said they are not sure what to do.

“Small operators may be unable to deal with such problems, so we need to figure out safety measures for visiting nurses extensively and systematically,” said Akiko Miki, a professor of Kansai Medical University in charge of the survey.
Japan Times
* News / ICN Congress Singapore: Call for Abstracts Released by katty: June 20, 2018, 05:04:25 PM
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the launch of its Call for Abstracts for the ICN Congress 2019 in Singapore.
 
With the theme, Beyond Healthcare to Health, the Congress will take place 27 June – 1 July 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The on-line submission system will be open from 1 September to 31 October 2018.
 
Hosted by the Singapore Nurses Association, this international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore the many ways in which nurses work to achieve universal access to health, not only providing healthcare but also addressing the social determinants of health, such as education, gender equality, poverty, etc.
 
The Congress will provide opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries.


The Council of National Nursing Association Representatives, ICN’s global governing body, will convene from 25-27 June 2019. Congress participants who are members of ICN member associations will be able to observe global nursing leaders, identify the profession’s priorities and future directions.
 
The main objectives of the ICN Congress 2019 are:
1. To demonstrate and advance the nursing contribution to universal health coverage and health for all.
2. To support nursing’s contribution to people-centred healthcare and to encourage problemsolving approaches to health priority needs.
3. To provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of experience and expertise within and beyond the international nursing community.
 
Further information and regular updates on the Congress programme will be posted on the events page of the ICN website www.icn.ch
 
ICN’s Congresses are the world’s largest international events for nurses. Registration for the 2019 Congress in Singapore will open on 1 September 2019.
 
For further information contact Julie Clerget at: media@icn.ch
Tel: +41 22 908 0100
Fax: +41 22 908 0101
www.icn.ch
@ICNurses
#ICN2019
* News / Getting The Good Nurses We Need in Malta by katty: June 20, 2018, 02:15:58 PM
Advertisements are being made to attract trained nurses from other countries, including very faraway ones.

Now research shows that nurses unfamiliar with the training, or with the language of the country where they work, are more prone to make mistakes. I wonder who would fancy being the victim of nursing mistakes while receiving hospital treatment.

But we can avoid such mistakes by training immigrants who already live in Malta, and have the capability to learn. A young person from an African country, for example, can train in nursing in Malta, learning about our system. They can also be expected to learn the Maltese language during their training.

Passing in a nursing course, or any other professional course for that matter, should never be a walkover.

The course should not only teach, but also ensure that no qualification or warrant is given unless the students clearly prove themselves to be sufficiently skilled, ethical and conversant with the required language. And that independently of whether they are Maltese, European, African or Far Eastern.

Well-trained and well-screened nurses, familiar with our systems and culture, will be the ambassadors of their brand.
Source: Times of Malta
* News / Uganda: Nurses vow to go on strike over salary increments by katty: June 20, 2018, 02:12:36 PM
Nurses under their umbrella body of the Uganda nurses and midwives union have vowed lay down their tools by 23rd this month if government does not engage them in negotiating for their salaries.

In the next financial year’s, government is said to have included salary increment for doctors and nurses, however these say they have not been engaged in negotiating for this increment.

Speaking to media today, Justus Kiplangat the president of this union said that, they had a road map for salary increment which they wanted government to follow, but this has been disregarded and no communication has been, made by government in relation to their salary.
He said that if no progress is made before 23rd this month, all nurses will down their tools.

Source: 93.3KMF
* News / ANA Calls For An End To Immoral And Cruel Practice Of Separating Children by katty: June 20, 2018, 08:58:52 AM
Press Release:  The American Nurses Association Board of Directors issued the following statement today:

The American Nurses Association (ANA) adamantly opposes the Administration's policy and practices toward migrants and asylum seekers that result in the forcible separation of children from their families.  These actions put the welfare of immigrant children at risk and are causing irreparable harm, such as, negative physical and emotional symptoms from separation and detention, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security has already acknowledged that 1,995 children have been separated from their families at the U.S.–Mexico border between April 19 and May 31. ANA condemns the use of this policy to create a deterrent for those seeking a safer and better place to live and believes that children should never be used as leverage or as a negotiating tool.  The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015) calls on all nurses to always act to preserve the human rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women and refugees.  The United States of America is better than this.  We cannot continue with a policy that is so immoral and cruel to children and families.

ANA calls for the following actions:

Urges the Administration to immediately end the forced separation of families at the border;
Calls for reunification of separated families without delay; and
Calls on policy makers and administration officials to establish compassionate immigration policies that reflect the humanity and human rights of all people.

The American Nurses Association (ANA)  is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. For more information, visit www.nursingworld.org.

SOURCE American Nurses Association
* Postgraduates / University of Ibadan 2018/2019 Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Program by Idowu Olabode: June 19, 2018, 09:14:18 PM
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Is open to registered Nurses/midwives who possess degrees in health related areas including but not limited to Human Nutrition,Microbiology, Biochemistry, Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Social Welfare and Guidance and Counseling from the University of Ibadan or other Universities recognized by the Senate of the University of Ibadan with a minimum of second class (Lower Division)

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to Doctoral, Academic and Professional Master Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan in the 2018/2019 Academic Session.

For Information on:
1. Available Programmes
2. Admission requirements
3. Guide to Admissions
4. Closing Date for applications
5. To complete application forms and procedure

Please vist the Postgraduate School website at http://www.pgschool.ui.edu.ng/

There will be a Test of Proficiency in English Language for all Masters and Postgraduate Diploma applicants. Candidates for M.Phil, M.Phil/Ph.D, Ph.D and M.D are Exempted.

Some departments may still schedule their candidates for interview/Subject, test.

Please check for the date of test of proficiency in English Language on the Postgraduate School Website at www.pgschool.ui.edu.ng/news

Applicants will be required to print a photo card which will be submitted at the Examiniation/interview venue.

Signed
Olubunmi O. Faluyi MCIPM, MAUA
Registrar

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (PGDN) Programme


Admission requirements
Five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits at ONE sitting or ‘O’ Level requirement in respect of first degree course of study (in University of Ibadan
undergraduate Admissions).

Is open to registered Nurses/midwives who possess degrees in health related areas including but not limited to Human Nutrition,
Microbiology, Biochemistry, Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Social Welfare and Guidance and Counseling from the University of Ibadan or other Universities recognized by the Senate of the University of Ibadan with a minimum of second class (Lower Division)

APPLICATION FORMS
Requests for application forms into higher degree programmes of the University are normally made every year. The procedure for obtaining Application Forms is available at www.pgschool.ui.edu.ng. Application forms cost N13,000 for academic programmes and N18,000 for professional programmes. Applicants for the degree of Master and Postgraduate Diploma are to pay an extra N3,000:00 for test of proficiency in English Language.

For a list of other courses such as Occupational Nursing among others, download the admission guide here
http://pgsui.com/application/CURRENT%20ADMISSION%20GUIDE%2018.pdf

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